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CB Cardinal Jeff Gladney dies in a car accident at the age of 25
Arizona Cardinals winger and former first-round NFL player Jeff Gladney was killed in a car crash early Monday morning in Dallas, his rep Brian Overstreet confirmed to multiple outlets.
He is 25 years old.
“We are saddened to learn of the passing of Jeff Gladney,” the cardinal said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to his family, friends and all who are mourning this great loss.”
The NFL released the following statement: “The NFL family mourns the tragic loss of Jeff Gladney and we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”
The crash happened around 2:28 a.m. Monday, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department. Dallas Fire Rescue confirmed a man and a woman died after officers arrived at an overturned vehicle. The crash involved two vehicles, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, and the two people in the other vehicle were uninjured.
The Minnesota Vikings picked Gladney out of TCU with a 31st overall pick in the 2020 draft. He made 15 appearances and appeared in all 16 of the Vikings’ games as a freshman. soldiers, scoring three protected passes, one forced fumbling and 81 tackles.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of former Viking Jeff Gladney,” Vikings said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to his family and friends, as well as the Arizona Cardinals organization and Jeff’s current and former teammates and coaches, who are mourning his life lost.” passed away too soon.”
Minnesota released Gladney last August after he was indicted on felony assault charges. Gladney was found not guilty by a Dallas jury in March and signed with the Cardinals for two years shortly thereafter.
Several players who were teammates with Gladney at TCU or professionally reacted to the tragic news on Twitter.